Read GrubStreet's Statement on Police Brutality and Racism
We want to acknowledge the acute pain of this moment for our community and the nation.
The brutal murders and systemic oppression of Black people must end. We are committed to dismantling systems of oppression and racism in our classrooms and offices, and to supporting Black writers by amplifying their stories and voices. We stand with our Black community members – staff, board, instructors, writers and partners – in fighting for a future in which it’s safe to live and thrive as a Black person in America.
James Baldwin said that “ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” To learn more about the fight for social justice, here are a few Boston-based nonprofits to support with donations and/or by getting involved:
- Black Lives Matter Boston
- Black and Pink Boston
- Families for Justice as Healing
- Haymarket People’s Fund
- Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
- The Massachusetts Bail Fund
- Muslim Justice League
- NAACP Boston Branch
- New Beginnings Reentry Service
- Sisters Unchained
- Violence in Boston
- YW Boston
[List Last Updated: 6.12.20]
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